In the world of beauty, where trends and technological innovation are evolving as swiftly as the latest TikTok meme, it can be difficult to stay on top of the industry’s most disruptive players. It is into this dynamic beauty super-highway that the 29th annual 2023 Beauty Awards emerge, like satellite navigation for your beauty shopping cart.

While there are many different beauty award programs out there, CEW’s Beauty Awards are the only ones chosen by our membership, a global group consisting of over 9,000 beauty industry executives. Whether you are looking to update your beauty routine or simply gain competitive research on the industry’s top products across every category, this definitive list of the best in beauty is a resource you’ll want to bookmark—and return to again and again.

Handpicked from a dizzying pool of 1,120 product entries, 258 product finalists bear the stamp of approval from the program’s esteemed Beauty Ambassadors—a cadre of industry savants and visionaries whose collective beauty expertise knows no bounds.

Finalists and winners, complete with product descriptions, images, and shoppable links, can be viewed here. See who made the cut in the Hair Category, which includes Hair Coloring, Hair Shampoo/Hair Conditioner, Hairstyle/Haircare, and Hair Tools; the Makeup Category, comprised of Eye, Lip, Face, and Makeup Tools; the Skin Care Category, made up of Pro-Aging, Cleanser & Scrub, Eye Treatment, Face Masks, Lip Treatment, Moisturizer (Face), Skincare Tools, and Sun Products; and Wellness, which offers industry standouts in Personal Care, Sexual Wellness, Wellness Products, Aromatherapy, and Beauty Wellness Supplements.

And that’s not all. For the Indie Category, Presented by Raymond James, we cast the spotlight on beauty trailblazers and disruptors, celebrating both Indie Brands and Indie Skincare pioneers. In the Men’s [Unisex] Grooming Category, you’ll find products that redefine grooming standards outside the usual—and outdated—boundaries of gender. For those looking to up their nail game, the Nail Category offers a slew of gorgeous options. And finally, we round out the list with winners in Bath/Body and Scent. And be sure to check out the finalists of our Sustainability Category, Presented by dsm-firmenich, as well as the finalists of the Ingredients & Formulations Category, Presented by NYSCC.

Consumers, of course, are paramount to voting on what’s innovative in beauty, too. For a third consecutive year, we’ve partnered with Cheddar News and IPSY to extend voting to the masses who can cast their votes for two coveted People’s Choice Awards: Launch of the Year and Influencer of the Year.

CEW members voted for the winners and non-members voted for the People’s Choice categories until October 12. On November 7, we announce the winners at the 2023 Beauty Awards Winners Luncheon held at The Hilton Midtown Hotel in NYC.

Not yet a member? Join now – it’s not too late to have your voice heard.

As we sail into the final weeks of this exciting program, we want to extend our heartfelt appreciation to the sponsors of the 2023 Beauty Awards. Platinum Sponsors include Amazon, dsm-firmenich, and Dyson. Gold Sponsors include Raymond James, CVS Pharmacy, Nordstrom, Presperse, QVC, and P&G Beauty. Silver Plus and Silver Sponsors are NIQ, Therabody, Drunk Elephant, 24 Seven, Victoria Beckham Beauty, Kenvue, Advent International, and Beauty Bio. Our event partners include NYSCC, Cosmoprof North America, Beauty Inc, Fairchild Media Group, RPG, PIMS, Cheddar News, City Scenic, Spa Chicks On The Go, Circana, Kaplow Communications and Consultancy Media. Their unwavering support makes this celebration of beauty the finest possible.